The Copper Kettle Prospect is a copper mine located in Churchill county, Nevada.
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Lat, Long: 39.92611, -118.16444
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Copper Kettle Prospect MRDS details
Primary: Copper Kettle Prospect
District: Copper Kettle District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Owner Name: E. J. Bottomley -Copper Kettle Group.
Years: 1961 -
Owner Name: Congden And Carey, Ltd.
Years: 1962 -
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1917
Discovery Year: 1908
Years of Production:
Mineral Deposit Model
Model Name: Skarn Cu
Description: Ne-Trending Fault, Dipping (30-40deg Se)
Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Intense;-Epidote, Garnet, Limonite; Oxidation Of Copper Ore
Name: Quartz Monzonite
Age Type: Host Rock Unit
Age Young: Early Triassic
Analytical Data: SND A TRACE AU. HIGH-GRADE VEIN MATERIAL RAN 11.76% CU.
Analytical Data: 16-85PPM MO
Analytical Data: 0.04-0.22 OZ/TON AG
Analytical Data: 5 SAMPLES RAN 0.025-0.06% CU
Comment (Development): 12 UNPATENTED CLAIMS (COPPER KETTLE GROUP); COBRE & CUPRE GROUPS OF 60 LODE AND 6 PLACER CLAIMS, COVER AN AREA OF ABOUT 1750 ACRES WITHIN WHICH GEOLOGICAL, GEO CHEMICAL AND GEOPHYSICAL DATA INDICATED THE POSSIBILITY OF A LARGE LOW-GRADE COPPER DEPOSIT. EXTENSIVE GEOCHEM SAMPLING, MAGNETIC SURVEYS AND DRILLING WERE DONE IN 1962.
Comment (Workings): SHALLOW SURFACE WORKINGS, DRILLHOLES.
Comment (Location): EAST FLANK OF THE BUENA VISTA IRON DISTRICT ; INFO FROM LAND.ST :(1972)
Reference (Deposit): STOTESBURY, H.W., 1917, PRELIMINARY REPORT ON THE "COPPER KETTLE" GROUP, LOVELOCK, NV; UNPUB. REPT. ON FILE AT NBMG, FILE4, ITEM 2.
Reference (Deposit): CONGDEN & CAREY, LTD, 1963, FINAL REPORT ON THE COPPER KETTLE PROSPECT, CHURCHILL CO., NV; UNPUBLISHED REPORT ON FILE AT NBMG; FILE 4, ITEM 1.
Nevada has a total of 368 distinct gold districts. Of the of those, just 36 are major producers with production and/or reserves of over 1,000,000 ounces, 49 have production and/or reserves of over 100,000 ounces, with the rest having less than 100,000 ounces. Read more at Gold Districts of Nevada.